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12 Best Portland Neighborhoods in 2024

Oregon Portland (OR)

by Alex Keight Posted on April 17, 2024

If you’re thinking of moving to Portland, OR — or just looking to find your new home in the Rose City, you can jumpstart your search with his guide to some of the best Portland neighborhoods. Whether you want walkability, a small community feel, access to city amenities, great public schools, or you just don’t want to break the bank, read on to find the best Portland neighborhood for you.

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12 Things To Know Before Moving to Philadelphia in 2024

Pennsylvania Philadelphia

by Michael Hochman Posted on April 17, 2024

Planning a move to Philadelphia? From Phillyspeak and how to get around the city to free stuff to do and where to find the best cheesesteaks and pizza. These are your need-to-know tips for how to be a real Philadelphian before making the move in 2024.

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Job Relocation in the Works? Here’s What You Should Ask Before You Pack

Relocation and Moving

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on April 16, 2024

Like any major life change, relocating for a job has the potential to cause a lot of headaches. But it really doesn’t have to be that stressful. Ask yourself these seven questions, and you’ll be living like a local in your new city in no time!

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Living in Gilbert, AZ: Is This Phoenix Suburb Right for You?


by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 2, 2024

If you’re considering making the move to the Grand Canyon State, consider living in Gilbert, AZ. This thriving suburb of Phoenix is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Arizona. It’s an excellent place to raise a family, with a fantastic public school system and robust job market (just to name a few perks). And did we mention it also has around 300 sunny days each year? Learn more.

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Best Places to Live in Fort Worth: Fort Worth Suburbs Edition


by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 1, 2024

Fort Worth, Texas, has the perfect mix of laid-back cowboy style and all the modern amenities you can expect from a large, bustling metropolis. Not to mention it’s an incredible sports town. (Go Horned Frogs!) But you don’t have to stick within the city’s boundaries to experience all the perks of the area. In fact, you can enjoy the city’s unique attributes in the Fort Worth suburbs — with the added bonuses of a lower cost of living, a growing job market, and lots of affordable housing options

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All You Need to Know About Living in West Palm Beach


by Bridget Houlihan Posted on March 30, 2024

If you want to enjoy the Florida beach lifestyle and amenities without the high costs, West Palm Beach may be the perfect place. You won’t just get to revel in the beautiful white, sandy beaches the state is known for there; you’ll also get those fantastic ocean sunsets, cooling breezes, and all the sunshine you can handle. But the best part? Some of the best areas to live in West Palm Beach also come at a fraction of the price of living in Miami. Learn all about it.

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Your Essential Guide to Living in Myrtle Beach in 2024

Myrtle Beach South Carolina

by Dawn M. Smith Posted on March 29, 2024

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has emerged as one of the best seaside communities (and not just for retirees) in the U.S. But before you pack the SPF and learn to boogie board, take a peek at what everyday life in the area really looks like, and see what else you can expect to find with this essential guide to living in Myrtle Beach.

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20 Things To Know About Living in Denver

Denver Colorado

by Matt Lyons Posted on March 29, 2024

What is living in Denver like? For starters, Denver’s located just east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. So picturesque views and year-round outdoor recreation? They’re unparalleled. Then you have the sports teams. And not just any teams — champions. The job market is diverse, the culture is fantastic, and the available attractions are always expanding. And that’s merely a glimpse. Considering a move? Check out everything that living in Denver has to offer you.

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2024 Fireplace Designs and Trends That’ll Make You Say Ahhhh

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Dawn M. Smith Posted on March 29, 2024

If your fireplace is outdated and unused, or you find yourself wistfully staring at the space where a new one would fit perfectly, it's time to embrace your favorite fireplace designs and trends. To help you maximize your options, we’ve broken down the most common fireplace types and added examples of trending styles and designs that will add the “wow” factor you deserve. Check it out!

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What’s It Like Living in Rye, NY?

New York State

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on March 29, 2024

Interested in living in Rye, NY, but want to know a little more about it before making the move? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re delving into the specifics: Where exactly is Rye, NY? And is Rye, NY, a good place to live? 

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